News conference scheduled: The Indianapolis Colts have scheduled a news conference for this afternoon during which Tony Dungy will announce his retirement after seven seasons as coach. Colts cornerback Marlin Jackson told ESPN’s SportsCenter that the 53-year-old Dungy met with some players, including Jackson, earlier today to tell them he would be retiring. The Colts have designated associate coach Jim Caldwell as Dungy’s eventual replacement. Caldwell has more than 20 years of college coaching experience, including eight seasons as head coach at Wake Forest. He was the quarterbacks coach for the 2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers under Dungy before joining the Colts in that same capacity in 2002.
QB should be ready for spring: Florida quarterback Tim Tebow had surgery on his right shoulder today and was expected to be ready for spring practice in April. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner had surgery at Shands Florida Surgical Center to remove a bone spur and hopefully reduce chronic inflammation. He injured his nonthrowing shoulder against Kentucky in October 2007 and re-aggravated it earlier this season. He had painkilling injections before each of the final six games last season. It was unclear whether he received shots this season. Tebow announced Sunday he will return for his senior season.